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Clumber spaniel

Line breaks: Clum|ber span|iel
Pronunciation: /ˈklʌmbə
 
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Definition of Clumber spaniel in English:

noun

A spaniel of a slow, heavily built breed.
Example sentences
  • In 1991, Ralph Dunne from Co Cavan won the prize of Crufts Supreme Champion for his Clumber spaniel.
  • These problems can occur in Clumber spaniels, although sometimes the heavier musculature of the Clumber seems to modify the clinical signs of the disease.

Origin

mid 19th century: from the name of Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire.

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